TV Guide Magazine
– Story woven around
‘Pingala Danawwa’ is a story that is woven around a well
known ‘walawwa’ in Sri Lanka in the 70’s. An array of
impressive episodes concerning members of the same family
and those submissively attached to the walawwa and their
conflicts with the prominent personages of the village are
conveniently unfolded in this story.
The womb of this story contains traits of our heritage,
the salient features of our culture, the traditions we are
endowed with and the indigenous medicine which was very much
apart of our then way of life.
The above mentioned unique features have been brought into
sharp focus in this work of art.
This story as it unfolds explicitly depicts the valiant
endeavours made by the characters to protect the invaluable
treasures endowed by us from the invaders and traitors who
tried to gobble up this great land.
To achieve their treacherous ends, they manipulated a wide
range of strategies in an obscure manner.
Many were their designs to do so by enlisting the help of
the local opportunists and place hunters in this country.
The defiance directed against them by several patriotic
people is highlighted in this saga.
The cast includes Nilanthi Wijesinghe, Robin Fernando,
Paboda Sandeepani, Dhananjaya Siriwardhana, Ruwan
Wickramasinghe, Sanath Wimalasiri, Giriraj Kaushalya,
Umayangana Wickramasinghe, Dayadewa Edirisinghe, Ureni
Noshika, Sujani Menaka, G.R. Perera, Madhuka Harshani,
Janith Wickramage, Thusitha Weerasinghe along with many
Music directed by Kapila Pugalaarachchi, lyrics by
Dr.Ajantha Ranasinghe, costume designed by Ajith
Kumarathantri, art direction by Sampath Wanniarachchi,
edited by Duminda Premathilaka, camera direction by
Priyantha Pradeepkumara and produced and directed by Prasad
‘Pingala Danawwa’ is telecast on Sirasa TV on weekdays at
|The All New
Human connectivity is what
radio is all about, even though that is not how the world
likes to perceive this dinosaur of an entertainment
From the inception of “Yes Fm” back in 93, they have had
this in mind and even after launching yesfmonline.com
several years back, they had to satisfy the drive and
urgency in them to make radio much more personal than it
Let us face it. No one stays home based all their lives,
plus technology was changing like Gaga’s hair-do!
And that is where the All New yesfmonline.com came in!
After years of extensive planning and creating, the All
New yesfmonline.com was launched on July 27 at an exclusive
launch party at the Cinnamon Lake Side, which a few lucky
listeners were chosen to be a part of and three others
winning themselves a high tech Ezy Slimbook Classic courtesy
Ezy info tech.
This state of the art website although likened to several
social networks that have become application jungles, is
really, radio becoming alive and active on cyberspace
creating a global playground for interaction and exposure of
Created for all Yes – Die hard’s, the site includes the
chance for listeners to share their Yes-experience and
interests like music, sports etc n post up links of all
their digs!; Plus a chance for them to get to know what is
going on the air on a daily basis, What is Hot on the PHAT
30, Posting, buying and selling on the market place,
creating their own events, connecting with the Jocks while
they are on air, take part in various interactive promos,
requesting live and a whole lot more!
Not that they are bragging, but nothing really does come
close to this easy to use, reality radio cyber platform!
Stop staring at this page already!...log on right now and
check it out for yourself!
|The West Wing on
Channel One MTV
Channel One MTV will be launching The West Wing (Season 2
and 3), an award winning American television serial drama
with effect from August 14. The drama will be aired from
8.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. during weekends. Following is a brief
synopsis and more info.
The West Wing is an American television serial drama
created by Aaron Sorkin that was originally broadcast from
September 22, 1999 to May 14, 2006. The series is set in the
West Wing of the White House—where the Oval Office and
offices of presidential senior staff are located—during the
fictional Democratic administration of Josiah Bartlet
(played by Martin Sheen).
The West Wing was produced by Warner Bros. Television.
For the first three seasons, there were three executive
producers, Aaron Sorkin (lead writer of almost all those
first four seasons), Thomas Schlamme and John Wells.
It first aired on National Broadcasting Company (NBC) in
1999, and has been broadcast by many networks in several
The show received positive reviews from critics, political
science professors, and former White House staffers. In
total, The West Wing won three Golden Globe Awards and 27
Emmy Awards, including the award for Outstanding Drama
Series, which it won four consecutive times from 2000
through 2003. The drama was popular among high-income
viewers, with around 16 million viewers, a key demographic
for the show and its advertisers.
Asin’s films banned in US!
Asin is in deep trouble. The Southern actress is already
in the bad books of the South Indian Film Artistes
Association (SIFAA) that has formed a joint consultative
committee to decide on the action to be taken against actors
visiting Sri Lanka. The actress recently visited Lanka to
shoot for a Bollywood film ‘Ready’ opposite Salman Khan.
Along with SIFAA, yet another organisation has taken up
the issue against Asin. The Federation of Tamil Associations
of North America (FeTNA), an umbrella body of more than 30
Tamil organisations across the United States, has decided to
boycott films starring the actress on the same grounds.
Palani Sundaram chief of FeTNA made it clear in a recent
statement, FeTNA will boycott films of Asin because of her
visit to Sri Lanka despite a ban by the Tamil film
But the actress is unperturbed. Asin claims that she did
not flout any diktat of the Nadigar Sangam as she stayed
away from the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) award
ceremony in Sri Lanka. Asin sticks to her ground that she
was in Colombo strictly for professional reasons.
Asin also reveals that she has spoken to SIFAA president
Sarath Kumar and is ready to abide by the joint committee’s
direction. Now only time will tell what fate the committee
decides for Asin.
|Bipasha has something new for her
Bipasha Basu fans!!! We have some news
for you guys. You can now be woken up in the morning with
the voice of the Bengali bombshell by subscribing to a
service being provided on Bipasha’s website.
The actress has added a couple of exciting features on her
website. One of them is a cell phone service in which users
can get tips from Bipasha on a variety of issues including
health, fitness or relationship woes. There is also a wakeup
call service. Those who opt for this service will get a
morning wakeup phone call from the actress.
|“I avoid shouting” -Pooja Pihal
The character essayed by Pooja Pihal a.k.a Shravani of
‘Pavitra Rishta’ is annoying people because of her shouting.
Her unleash of anger on Archana (Ankita Lokhande) and Manav
(Sushant Rajput) in the show is earning her irritation of
the audience. But the truth is that the actual Shravani,
that is Pooja, is not what is portrayed in the show. In
fact, she is exactly opposite to what she is in the show.
While into a conversation with Pooja she says, “I do not
like to yell and shout while I am angry. Most of the time
when I get angry or I had a fight with someone, instead of
shouting I keep quiet and control my anger. Actually I do
not talk with anyone at that time and continue with my work
till I get totally settled with my anger”.
This was all about your anger and shouting, but what about
talking? “I do not even talk much. The pages of dialogues
which Shravani gets to deliver are actually too much for me.
Sometimes there are almost four to five pages of dialogue
which I have to mug up and deliver non-stop, but actually in
real life I never talk much with anyone in such a big length
and fighting verbally is some thing not my cup of tea.”
From this whole conversation one thing can be said that
‘Dikhavepe Mat Jao, Apni Akal Lagao’.